Former AC Milan forward and Brazil international, Alexandre Pato has taken to his Instagram account to announce his exit from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai.
The 29 year-old joined Tianjin Tianhai two years ago from Villarreal.
‘I’d like to inform you that my adventure in China has come to an end,” the 29-year-old said.
‘These two years in China were full of happy moments and new experiences. I am quite sure that China made me grow up as a man, I learnt (a) different culture and habits of this great country.
‘I’m proud for sharing my love for football, for giving my contribution to Chinese football and for helping the team with my goals to reach the Asian Champions League for the first time … and to win against many strong opponents.
‘I would like to thank my club, my team mates, coaches, all the working people in the club, my fans who always supported me with love and all the nice Chinese people I met during these two years in China.” He said
His termination of contract with Tianjin means Pato is now a free agent and expected to return to his native Brazil after a successful two-year spell in the CSL.